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Collection Number: 01165

Collection Title: Rennie Family Papers, 1831-1890; 1908; 1925

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 150 items)
Abstract Joseph Rennie (1831-1864) was a seedsman and florist in Spring Grange, Richmond, Va. He married Aramita J. Rennie and his children included Sarah Brooke, Mary E., and Joseph R. Rennie. The collection is the papers of Joseph Rennie. Business and financial papers, 1861-1864, are those of Joseph Rennie and include bills and receipts; nursery and seed catalogs; and letters from various nurserymen discussing the cultivation of trees, vegetables, flowers, and bulbs, shipping and purchases, and requests for seeds and plants. Personal papers of the Rennie family include correspondence, particularly of Rennie's daughters, concerning family news, daily life, social and church events, and religious sentiments, and include a July 1861 letter from Rennie's son, a Confederate soldier, describing maneuvers and skirmishes in Virginia.
Creator Rennie family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Rennie Family Papers, #1165, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy of folders 1-4 available.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Joseph Rennie (1831-1864) was a seedsman and florist in Spring Grange, Richmond, Va. He married Aramita J. Rennie and his children included Sarah Brooke, Mary Elizabeth, and Joseph R. Rennie.

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The collection is the papers of Joseph Rennie. Business and financial papers, 1861-1864, are those of Joseph Rennie and include bills and receipts; nursery and seed catalogs; and letters from various nurserymen discussing the cultivation of trees, vegetables, flowers, and bulbs, shipping and purchases, and requests for seeds and plants. Personal papers of the Rennie family include correspondence, particularly of Rennie's daughters, concerning family news, daily life, social and church events, and religious sentiments, and include a July 1861 letter from Rennie's son, a Confederate soldier, describing maneuvers and skirmishes in Virginia.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Jordan, April 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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